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Country Living Fair | 2011

We did it again! We attended the Country Living Fair, as we have done in the past.

My quick review on this event this year is this:
  1. I will not go on any day buy Sunday, again.  It's just far too crowded on a Saturday to even move and it takes the fun out of the event.
  2. Taking a stroller stinks because you're restricted with what booths you can go in and which ones you can't.  I missed about 80% of them because I wasn't really into it and I didn't want to leave Coen behind or have someone else miss a booth because they were waiting on me.
  3. Between paying to get in, paying for parking and then paying for lunch you will spend about $32.  In my opinion, this totally blows.  It's fun to attend but when you don't want to spend over $40 for the day it makes it very difficult to enjoy your time and buy anything fun.
This year, I went with my mom, my sister, Coen and my friend Mattie.  It was great weather, but we had to dress in layers because it was sort of cool with the sun went away and then it was super hot when the sun was out and it was in-and-out all day.  There was a breeze that was nice too.

We all bought things that we were happy with and we were all worn out by the end of the day.  We started around 10am and went to about 3:30pm.  It was a great time and we'll probably go back again next year but I'll have to save some more pennies so I can buy some more things.

We loved this display so much that we're thinking about trying to create it on our own to use at our flower stand.  Isn't it beautiful!

Trish from Two Peas in A Pod Designs at the Modern June booth, cutting oil cloth!

Coen, enjoying his time at the fair...

Check out her outfit!  Her skirt looked like it was made from an old quilt.  Very fun.

The famous pumpkin/gourd mound...

Coen getting in some cuddle time with his Nana at lunch...

And finally the outhouse that I just thought was so cute... This is just outside of the schoolhouse in the Ohio Village.  There are two there both with these signs on them.

So you see, we had a great time.  It's just unfortunate that it hurts the wallet so much before a purchase is even made!

I did buy 1.5 yards of this DELICIOUS oil cloth to create a splat mat to go under Coen's high chair.  It's another sewing project that I don't have to complete for a few more months... Have to trim it up and bit and add an edge or binding of sorts.  We'll see how that goes.

Oh and before I forget, I started off the day with a little bee sting.  Boy did that suck!  I hadn't been stung in YEARS and it really does hurt.  Actually, it still hurts.  Bastard.

Alright, so did you go?  What did you find?

Have a great week!


M said…
I had fun! Thanks for the shout out... pics are great, except WOW do I need a hair cut :)
I love the flower I made, It looks great stuck in the plant in my living room!
Wendy said…
My mom and I went on Friday. NEVER AGAIN! I mean, I sure do love the CL Fair but it was so very annoying how many people were there. We didn't go in a lot of booths because we didn't feel like pushing people aside just to look at stuff! I'm def going on Sundays from now on! I did manage to buy a couple cute Halloween things. I loved that oil cloth booth! I loved the oil cloth banner she had.

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